I know its a tab early for the WrestleMania rumors but since the Rumble is this weekend Maina talk will be all the rage for the next several weeks.
Contrary to what has been previously reported, it appears that and are the two big matches currently being discussed. , fans have been expecting the tentative plan and while those plans have not been scrapped by any means, officials have discussed a creative shake-up.
Because of the IWC (Internet Wrestling Community) and its conspiracies and assumptions, rumors are circulating that we might see Triple H vs. CM Punk instead Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk at Mania. While is isn’t confirmed or denied the possible match might be scrapped. WWE is hip to the Internet game and as we know the WWE likes to shake shit up. So Chris Jericho vs The Undertaker might be a go.
If this does happen The Undertaker vs. Chris Jericho wouldn’t be a bad watch. Having Taker do a fresh WrestleMania match is way better than seeing the repeats like the last 3 WrestleMania’s.
Ok lets get in to The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of Monday Night RAW.
RAW, England I’m excited not really but anything is better than seeing The Muppets.
Cena opens the program and is greeted with boo’s. John mentioned the record breaking “one day” ticket sales, for Wrestlemaina 28. Brilliant move to announce Rock vs Cena the night after Wrestlemaina 27.
Wrestling fans who haven’t watched in years are now watching again. Then we get a Survivor Series plug. Cena plugs next week’s show…Where The Rock will be live in Boston for a three hour edition.
I marked a bit when he said when the madness meets the maina. (Savage/Hogan reference for anyone born after 95)
Before Cena could finish, he was interrupted by The Miz & R-Truth. Miz cut an amazing promo. Truth added “get got”. Both went down the ring to attack Cena, Zack Ryder makes the save as the pop for Ryder was huge. Clearly you can see Cena is a Ryder supporter and it was a nice built up for Ryder.
Monday Night RAW reminds me of my pervious relationship a FUCKEN LET DOWN. If you’re already lost stay with me, there will be a tie in. Think about it. We have a relationship with this program and with the WWE, I know the WWE has been my main squeeze since I was 4 years old. Thats a long time and I’m emotionally invested with this product. There is anticipation to the build up then its the honeymoon stage where they can do no wrong. When things are great things are comfortable, after a while that comfortably turns into irritability. So every little thing they don’t do is note worthy, another con on an ever growing list of shit.
When you’re in a relationship sometimes you need a kick in the ass to realize shit isn’t as sweet as you think. Maybe sensing the audience’s disappointment with the current product WWE decided to change for a while. WWE was on their toes with the Punk promo. The walkout had us wanting more, but then they reverted back to their comfortable ways.
Like most who avoid confrontation in a relationship I wasn’t going to talk about the on going problems with the program, I was going to say nothing in hopes that it would go away. I wasn’t in the most healthy relationship, I dated someone who had the communication skills of a snow pea. Fortunately, Kaz reminded me of my due diligence. So here is my review of the Monday Night RAW before the Pay-Per-View Vengeance.
John Laurinaitis starts the program off. The crowd boos as Ace introduces himself to the crowd. He says tonight marks the return of Rey Mysterio and the crowd pops. Returning to San Diego to see his doctor, Laurinaitis says. He won’t be here tonight. The crowd boo’s and Laurinaitis says he was just kidding. Ace talks about firing Jim Ross last week. Laurinaitis introduces Ross and out he comes we see footage from last week where Michael Cole led Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez in singing goodbye to Ross. Laurinaitis announces Cole and Del Rio vs. Ross and John Cena for tonight.
RAW opens with a video package,cut to crowd with empty announcing area. Cut to an empty backstage with Hunter being the only BABYFACE on the roster walking to the ring. Remember when CM Punk kicked started this angle? The roster is outside refusing to come into the building unless Hunter leaves.
Hunter is asking the crowd if he should walk away they say NO.. yeah they booked this ALL WRONG. HUNTER WILL NOT QUIT. So tonight wrestling fans will we get 2 hours of complete shit. Hunter says he’ll wrestle a broomstick for 2 hours if he has to. Then says he’s wrestled some of the guys in the parking lot and a broomstick would give him a better match
I needed a few days to porcess what went down this past Monday Night RAW. RAW has been a title wave of good and bad since the summer of Punk. WWE has shown glimpses of brilliance yet reverts back to old ways at times. Its like going back to the same pussy after a break up its comfortable, yet you know change needs to come. Granted some steam has been lost like involving Kevin Nash, but for the most part the level of confusion WWE creative has thrown at us isn’t stale. After Sunday’s PPV Hell In The Cell it seems like some shit is about to go down. Shockingly no promo starts the show. What opens RAW was Orton vs Drew McIntyre. Yeah Drew McIntyre, he used to be a big deal..not anymore. Guess who wins?
After the match Mizzzark Henry came out held the heavyweight title in the air. Its good to see Henry rubbing shit in Orton’s face.. Orton and Henry exchange punches. Johnny Ace is out with security to separate them seconds. We see a promo video hyping the return of the Big Show before Mark Henry’s match with John Morrison. Yea I know I was like WTF Morrison. Henry made fast work of Morrison killed him dead in minutes.
Alberto, Christian, Cody, Dolph, Swagger, Otunga and Vickie hit the ring to announce they are contemplating legal action against Hunter. Hunter tells them to just shut up and fight in the main event. The Main event is a 6 on 6 against Cena, Punk, Air Boom, Sheamus & Mason Ryan. ITS TAG TEAM MANIA TONIGHT ON RAW.
Remember when cage matches has a build up, blood/violence and an actually ending? Yea that didn’t happen at last nights Hell In The Cell. It was more like hey chain link seems like a nifty idea lets sell a few million buy rates. The announcers for the show are Michael Cole, Booker T. and Jim Ross. Lawler is still out selling the anal bleeding.
The show starts and we see Miz and R-Truth had brought tickets to see the show but Laurentis came down with security and had them escorted out of the arena. I’m sure that’s the last we’ll see of them.
Sheamus vs. Christian: Heres how this match went. Christian does all the wrestling, Sheamus HULKS UP powerslam for two. Sheamus then attempted the razor edge which Christian reversed to set up the killswitch before Sheamus countered with the brogue kick. Decent show opener.
Sin Cara vs. Sin Cara: AKA The Lucha Off AKA The rudo vs the tecnico AKA doppleganger city AKA the crowd gave two fucks less. They should have cared this was a great match, readers please start watching Lucha libre. We all have a spanish friend who can translate plus Telemundo is free on your TV. I’ll refer to each guy as Sin Cara Blue and All Black Everything Sin Cara. This match had a whole bunch of flippy do’s and flying head-scissors. All Black Everything gets put on the floor with a senton dive, which leads to a sequence of both guys bumping heads. More flying head-scissors and flippy do’s occur until All Black Everything tries his third powerbomb of the night but Sin Cara Blue pulls out a rollup for victory. Highlight of the Match Booker T screaming Sin Cara Negro.
When it comes to WWE, everyone’s talking about CM Punk and (yawn) Kevin Nash. That’s all well and good, but wrestling fans need to recognize how entertaining R-Truth has been in recent months. On the latest episode of Raw, he and The Miz delivered one of the most hilarious segments ever. For a few months, Truth stopped rapping on his way to the ring, because he was sick of trying to please the fans with corny rhymes. He’s back at it again, only this time, he’s dissing everyone instead of fishing for cheers.
“What’s up?” has been replaced with “You suck!” Skip to the 5:00 min mark for greatness.